Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »
Hoping his son will attend his alma mater, Judge Hardy agrees to let Andy look for work in New York for the summer before committing to start college. In the big city, Andy is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love.
Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and ... See full summary »
George B. Seitz
Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »
Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train... See full summary »
Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. When his play is chosen as the school's annual production, Andy seizes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with his pretty teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.Written by
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This film received its initial television presentation in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Miami 7 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Memphbis 18 May 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 8 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 15 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago, Honolulu and Altoona PA 22 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), on KHVH (Channel 13), and on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 29 June 1957 on WNBH (Channel 12), in Hartford CT 1 July 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Portland OR 1 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Tampa 12 September 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Phoenix 22 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Baltimore 29 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), and, eventually in San Francisco 9 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Seattle 12 July 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and, finally, in New York City, where its earliest documented telecast took place 1 April 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
It's spring and a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love. We all know what that means for our favorite teenage heartthrob Andy Hardy. After Polly Benedict turns her attentions to a handsome naval officer, Andy is dejected. But that changes when he meets his pretty new drama teacher (Helen Gilbert) and falls head over heels for her. Meanwhile, two con men put one over on Judge Hardy. Nice continuity in this subplot involving the aqueduct land that figured prominently in an earlier Hardy film.
The cast is great, as they always were in these movies. This is one of the best in the series for Mickey Rooney to showcase his acting chops. Lovely Helen Gilbert is terrific. Director Woody Van Dyke films her with an almost angelic glow about her. The plot of the teenage boy with a crush on his teacher is hardly original, even for the time, but it's handled with a remarkable sensitivity and maturity. That should come as no surprise to fans of this great series from MGM. All too often these movies are dismissed as corny sentimentalism but they're actually well written and acted dramas with touches of comedy and, yes, homespun Americana that is extinct today. Oh and dig that old-timey lawnmower Lewis Stone uses in one scene. Love little windows into the past like that.
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